FESTIVALS

Nira

Nira is actually connected with harvest. It is celebrated in temples as a symbol of abundance and prosperity in cultivation. This is celebrated in Thirumandhamkunnu temple on the first Sunday following Karkidaka vavu (New moon in Karkkidakam). From the foot of the Peepal tree near Koothambalam, on the Eastern side, the subordinate priest proceeds to the Mandapam facing the shrine of Lord Siva with a sheet Paddy corns on his head. After performing special poojas there the sheet is separated and taken with four plantain leaf covers first to Mathrusala and then to other locations in the temple and fixed at salient positions repeating the words “Nira, nira. Poli, poli”. Devotees in their turn get these two items in small stripes of plantain and take to their homes praying for plentiness and prosperity.

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  • Njaralath Sangeetholsavam 2019 - starts on 16th February 2019. Applications available at Devaswom Office on all working days during office hours. Those who need application form by post may send a self addressed cover to Devaswom address. Last date for receiving filled application form will be 31st December 2018
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